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Taking a quick moment to pop in and tell you about a neat contest that Shutterfly is currently having.  I have written previously my love for Shutterfly and Tiny Prints.  Not only do they make gorgeous cards, change of address items, invitations and photo books, but they also get those items to you quick as well!  I have used both of them and highly recommend them.

Summer is a time of family and taking lots of photos.  Shutterfly wants you to share your photos with them on their Facebook page.  By doing so you have the chance at winning a trip for four to the Bahamas and a professional photo shoot!  The best part is that you get a prize just for entering.  Yay, Prizes!

Here’s the details from Shutterfly:

Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.

•       Week 1 (7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

       Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
       Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
       Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
       Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

Check out Shutterfly’s Facebook Page for all the details and to enter!

Sending out My Love: A Tiny Prints Valentine Review

Do you have your kid’s valentines ready for school yet?  I love to shop the clearance section of stores when all the valentines are on discount to have them for the next year.  The problem with this strategy is that my oldest daughter’s interests tend to change at a fairly quick pace.  So even though I may have bought valentines that she loved the year I bought them, she may think they are “babyish” the next year.

So this year I have been perusing the Valentine card offerings at Tiny Print.  You may be surprised to know that Tiny Prints is more than baby announcements and Christmas cards.  They have all your holidays covered as well.  Here are some of their cute offerings for this Valentine season:

You can get the traditional…

Or the unique ones…
I love the fact that they offer all of your kid’s favorites…trains, dinosaurs, Dora, Blue’s Clues, superheroes, princesses.  You name it, Tiny Prints probably has a Valentine for it!  What is especially nice is that you can have them personalize the cards and simply hand them out in class.  This is so wonderful for the younger sect that hasn’t mastered writing their name yet!  (Also, Free Shipping on ALL Orders with Code: FREESHIP12).
I think out of the choices above, the one I would pick is the Be Mine valentine.  I love the simplicity of the message.  (I may be a tiny bit swayed by the picture of the cute girl eating the cupcake too!)  It would be neat to have a photo message card that my daughters could give out.  This factor would definitely make them unique from the standard Star Wars, etc. ones.
In case you were wondering, the Tiny Prints Valentines aren’t just for kids, either!  They also offer lovely Valentine cards to give to the sweetheart in your life..
If you order a card today (1/30) they are 99¢ each!  Simply enter the code: vday99.
Interested on how to find Tiny Prints?  They are everywhere you are on the interwebs.
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Full Disclosure:  While I was asked to write to this post for free 50 classroom valentines from Tiny Prints, I freely chose to do it and the opinion here within is completely mine and mine alone.  Cause I just love their cute cards!

Get Thee to the Mailbox! A Tiny Prints Review

Do you still send out Christmas cards?  We do, but I have the sneaky feeling we are in the minority.  I don’t know if it is due to cost or just the fact that everyone already knows what everyone else is already doing due to Facebook or whatever, but the amount of Christmas cards that arrive in our mailbox has been on the decline for the last few years.  I also think it is a generational thing.  My mother has not seen a change in her Christmas card bounty.  Then again she is, and has always been, more popular than me.

Anyway…I do love me some Christmas cards.  Especially ones that have photos.  For this year, I have been perusing the online selections at Tiny Prints.  I love their selection this year!  I swear each year it gets better and better and thus harder for me to settle on just one card.  Here are the choices I am currently mulling over.  Perhaps you can help me choose.

I really like the overall message in this one.
I love the colors in this one.  Will go with our family photo.
How unique would this be? An ornament as a card! Too cool.
See how hard it is?  So many great choices!  I hope that more will be inspired to take the time to send out holiday greetings this year.  It means so much to get that special piece of mail that contains a hand written note and/or photo.  You never grow tired of that thrill.
Full Disclosure:  I was asked to write about Tiny Prints current holiday cards collection in exchange for 50 free cards.  This compensation, while a nice bonus, in no way influenced my opinion of their product.